1. Not finding help here? Sign up for a free 30min tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Circuits problem

  1. May 13, 2005 #1
    Hi, I would like some hints on this problem here. I seem to have too many unknowns than equations that I can write. Assume that I am given the current for the three meshes and the two voltages. However I don't know anything about the components in the circuits.

    I have these 3 equations, note that the currents I and V are all phasors. I just don't want to type \mathbf over and over again.

    [tex]I_1 Z_4 + (I_1 - I_3)Z_{L_3} = V_{S_1}[/tex]
    [tex](I_2- I_3)Z_{C_2} + I_2 Z_5 = V_{S_2}[/tex]
    [tex]I_3 R_3 + I_3 Z_{L_3} + (I_3 - I_2)Z_{C_2} + (I_3 - I_1)Z_{L_1} = 0[/tex]

    How can I solve for any one of the components?
     

    Attached Files:

  2. jcsd
  3. May 13, 2005 #2

    OlderDan

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    If you have all the phasors, then you have more than three equations. Each of your equations can be divided into phase components (real and imaginary parts if you are using complex representation). Looks to me like you effectively have six equations and six unknowns.
     
  4. May 14, 2005 #3
    So your saying I should expand out the real and imaginary parts to get 3 more equations?
     
  5. May 14, 2005 #4

    OlderDan

    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    Yes. That's the way it looks to me. You can write the impedences as complex and you have the voltages and currents as complex. The reals must equal the reals and the imaginaries must equal the imaginaries.
     
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?



Similar Discussions: Circuits problem
  1. Circuit problem (Replies: 1)

  2. Circuit problem (Replies: 1)

  3. Circuit Problem (Replies: 16)

  4. Circuit problem (Replies: 9)

  5. Circuits problem (Replies: 1)

Loading...